Friday, July 16, 2010

As of recent it's been a while. Here is a short review of my life since my last post.

My car, Thornton, died...transmission. So I started driving Mom and Dads truck. A 95 Silverado.
19th - I went skiing with our youth group. Took a stumble, landed on my head and ended up with a splitting headache and some cracked ribs.

13th-17th - I flew to Birmingham AL to visit my friend Emily for Spring break.
27th - Marilyn Stainbrook passed away. She left a huge hole in the lives of her family and friends. She was an amazing wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. We all miss her.

4th - Easter...I came home from work at 7a and layed down for a nap but woke up 5 min before service started...missed Easter service.
20th-22nd - I went to Cincinnati and stayed with Megan and Roel for a Tues night before going to IHC on Wed and Thurs.

1st - In the evening while I was at work I got a text that said "Hi, from Pile Junior." Becky is expecting!
2nd - Family day at church with UBC choir and a pitch-in for lunch.
4th - Finals week...
8th - I went to the Atherton's to celebrate Victoria's graduation! Lots of people.
11th - CRASH! A girl rear-ended me and totaled my parent's truck. No one was seriously hurt but later I had some back pain come on. Pictures to come.
15th - GBS graduation. Rebekah and Daniel's wedding.
29th - Elizabeth Milburn had a baby shower for Laura Stuart. Mom's church had a mother/daughter banquet.
31st - Memorial day party at the Atherton's.

I have started running! Didn't make it far at first but I am progressing.
1st-6th - VBS! Lots of kids, lots of heat, and lots of fun. We got groups together a few nights after our bus routes and played tennis and volleyball.
5th - A "boy" I use to babysit graduated from High school. Congrats Christian!
Big fireworks party at my sisters house put on by Jimmy Gardner.
9th - I started going to a chiropractor...very helpful.
15th - I went to Megan and Roel's them. We took the kids we use to babysit for to a REDS game. We all had a blast until we were blasted away by the rain and wind. Great memories.
19th - Darla, Elizabeth Milburn and I went to the flea market in Friendship IN. It's huge and lots of fun.
26th- I was a bridesmaid in Emily Harmon and Jonathan Marsh's wedding.

3rd - Independence Day party at the Atherton's. Got some sun!
13th - Tasha and I went to the Decatur Co Fair. It was my first time to their fair.
15th - Laura and I made our way to Sarah Roach's house to make our little contribution to their yard sale. I made $6.25!! We had a lot of fun just goofing off and playing dutch blitz! I am so thankful for good friends such as those two.

That about sums it up. I want to put pics from my summer up...there are so many.
Until next time...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I just wanted to give a short update of my life.
Three weeks ago I started a new job at the hospital as a CNA. I am still working PRN (as needed) at the nursing home but not picking up as many hours. So far, I love the hospital...for a few reasons but the biggest being that it is not as strenuous. Yes, the shifts are longer (12 hrs rather than 8) but we do not do the lifting at the hospital like we do in the nursing home. The first day, I was amazed that my back did not hurt when I left. Another reason is that you have a variety of patients rather than the same people day in and out. And the 3rd reason....I only work 3 days a week rather than 5 days and I get full benefits. Love that.
School has been keeping me super busy. I am taking a math class, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology. The last two....are bombing me. I have my first test in both classes next week. Please pray for me because a lot of this stuff is over my head.
We had revival last week with Steve & Nicole Cassidy. Great people.
The transmission in my car went out last Wednesday. I am trying to figure out what should be done with Thorton. He still will run at slow speeds so....If anyone feels a strange urge to test airbag deployment in Buick LeSabres....feel free to use mine. I know of a few cliffs.
I am sponsoring a little boy from El Salvador. He is so almost 7 and soo cute. His name is Jonatan.
That is the latest on my life...pretty much boring with an occasional bump in the road.
God Bless.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Still here!

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say I'm still alive. I know it's been a while since I has been keeping me busy. I got the job at the hospital! I will be working as a CNA on the Med/Surg floor. I super excited about that. I got a group together yesterday and we went sledding. Hey, if the snow won't go in it. We all managed to walk away with no broken bones or caved in faces. Bruises however...another story altogether. We had lots of laughs...and a few serious moments. The most fearful moment for me came when someone (maybe the wind) pushed Christian and I down this very steep hill before we were ready. I was in the front and headed right toward the bushes, so I rolled over thinking that would stop us. I forgot that on a hill of that only stop at the bottom. Ended up sliding face first, on my stomach all the way down....and somewhere along the way Christian steamrollered me. Painful. I'm almost as sore from laughing as I am from bumps and bruises...almost.
This was suppose to be short. Look soon for pictures and possibly videos.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas on the Farm

Wow, it's been a while!
I had a great Christmas this year. Things were really crazy prior to Christmas, but Christmas day was nice and relaxing. I enjoyed spending a little while with all of my family. Here are a few pics.

Elizabeth, Bekah and I on Christmas day

Luis and I went to Indy to finish his Christmas shopping.

Maria, Laura and Sarah at the Smith's house. Love them!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spanish Christmas Party!!

Last night was our Spanish Christmas service/party. There were 150 people there. We had 5-6 different kinds of tamales, lots of cookies and piñatas. The kids had a "blast" with the piñatas, and even a few of the not-so-young people got into it. I thought since I was helping with the kids part of the service, I would be smart and wear my heeled boots. So, needless to the end of the night, my feet were in agony. I had a great time and I'm sure everyone else did as well. You can be the judge of this...I believe the 3 videos at the end will show the kids emotions. Enjoy.

After it was all said and done...we realized Luis was not joking when he said he came hungry.


Keagan and Kaedan Spivey


Class 2 waiting to go upstairs to sing.

I found it slightly amusing that while all the other kids were shoving and screaming to get more candy....this little girl was very satisfied with her 5 pieces of candy.

I believe Miguel was giving this his best effort.

And this is why I said some not-so-young people got into the piñatas!

Friday, December 4, 2009

All About Light Bulbs......

Pastor Forsee shared this last Sunday with the church....

All About Light Bulbs………….

1. How many Charismatics does it take to change a light bulb?

One to change the bulb and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

2. How many Calvinists does it take to change a light bulb?

None. God has predestined when the light will be on. Calvinists do not change light bulbs. They simply read the instructions and pray that the light bulb will be one that has been chosen to be changed.

3. How many TV evangelists does it take to change a light bulb?

One. But for the message of light to continue, send in your donation today.

4. How many liberals does it take to change a light bulb?

At least 10, as they need to hold a debate on whether or not the light bulb exists. Even if they can agree that the light bulb exists they still might not change it, to keep from offending those who might use other forms of light.

5. How many independent fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one, because any more might result in to much cooperation.

6. How many Amish does it take to change a light bulb?

What’s a light bulb?

7. How many youth pastors does it take to change a light bulb?

Youth pastors aren’t around long enough for a light bulb to burn out.

8. How many members of an established fundamental Bible teaching church that is over 20 years old does it take to change a light bulb?

One to actually change the bulb and nine to say how much they liked the old one.

9. How many United Methodists does it take to change a light bulb?

This statement was issued: “We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need of a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that a light bulb works for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb (or light source, or non-dark resource), and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, florescent, three-way, long life and tinted-all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

10. How many conservative holiness does it take to change a light bulb?


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sleek......Shiny.....and super FAST!

Ladies and Gentlemen.....I present to you (drum-roll please) .......


He is one amazing machine. I do not have to wait for Gordon to think...he is very fast. He's great looking too! I have grown so fond of him these last few days. He's amazing!